Old School

Best Movies 2003

Everyone is making lists this time of year (including us), but talking about the movies of 2013 has gotten a little old, so we decided to turn to old movies in order to feel new again. Old being relative. With the fog of hype and immediacy washed away, Joanna Robinson from Pajiba and FSR’s own Landon Palmer join Geoff and me to discuss our favorites of 2003 and discover some connections to the trends that would dominate a decade later. You should follow Joanna (@quityourjrob), Landon (@landonspeak), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more on a daily basis. And, as always, if you like the show (or hate it with seething fervor), please help us out with a review. Download Episode #44 Directly Or subscribe Through iTunes

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Musicians have a certain luxury when it comes to films in that they can apparently just show up in them whenever the hell they want. We think it’s cute (and it is) to watch Keith Richards don a pirate face and go staggering around with Johnny Depp so long as we don’t expect him to do much more than that. But in the wake of recent news concerning a particular interruption at a certain Dropkick Murphys show, it might be fun to explore musicians who were both made to seriously work for their cameo roles and to endure some bizarre disruptions. Here are eight of ‘em.

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This should make some of you feel old and question what you’ve accomplished since graduation: Old School turns 10 this Thursday. Maybe it doesn’t seem like it’s been around that long since you really started appreciating it on DVD, which played on a loop in your first off-campus apartment that you shared with your buds. But yep, the movie debuted in theaters February 21, 2003, coming in second at the box office behind the surprisingly steady Daredevil. And while it never reached #1 or made it to $100 million at the box office or wound up winning any major accolades (it was nominated for two MTV Movie Awards), it’s definitely one of the most memorable releases of that year and one of the most influential comedies of the decade — if not the most. And if you were in college around the time it came out, you should take a decade-later look. I can attest that it’s particularly hilarious if you’re in your mid to late 20s and still trying to hold on to your youth (as I was then) and even funnier once you’re in your mid to late 30s and married with a baby and nostalgic about those days thankful you’ve come so far since then. Let’s have a little reunion with Old School by watching a few favorite clips. Maybe later we’ll celebrate the anniversary by going streaking to Bed, Bath and Beyond if we have time.

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This week Robert Fure gets angry about teen sex comedies, and the villains that seem to plague them.

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Teaming with Todd Phillips and Zach Galifianakis for a post-hangover party.

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This week Bethany says if you’re gonna be an asshole, be one with style. Successfully imitate one or all of these 5 Assholes I Hate to Love, and she might be writing about a different type of column.

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With most drunken comedies, people wake up with goats in the backyard – with Todd Phillips’s new trailer for The Hangover, they wake up to a tiger in the bathroom. Proof that predators are funnier than prey animals.

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This week my Blu-ray queue is jam-packed with movies, some good and others, not so much. In fact, the “not so much” crowd seems to be dominating this week’s line-up with a series of comedy favorites and their lackluster special features.

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